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  • Ukraine is shaping up as a forever war

    01/31/2023 7:53:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Times UK ^ | Tuesday January 31 2023, 9.00pm GMT | Roger Boyes
    The great nightmare of the Cold War was that giant Russian tank armies would not only crush their immediate neighbours but also sweep across the north German plains, hug western cities like Hamburg and hold them hostage, confounding all our calculations about a cautious escalation ladder. Now we have promised to supply Ukraine with a Nato tank army, there is a new version of this bad dream: is the war set to run out of control? It is difficult to see the relatively small number of pledged tanks matching their billing of becoming a game changer. At the Battle of...
  • Europe will be Destroyed over Ukraine

    01/31/2023 2:20:51 PM PST · by delta7 · 122 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 31 Jan 23 | Martin Armstrong
    While Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been pushing back against demands of Ukraine for fighter jets now after the tanks, there have been those in Germany eager to support Ukraine to destroy Russia. They have filled their heads with such propaganda that Russia will conquer all of Europe if it is not completely destroyed NOW. They are placing not just the lives of European citizens at risk but the entire future of Europe as a whole. I know Ukraine very well and the Neonazis there will never stop. Russia must protect the Donbas for they would actually slaughter every ethnic Russian...
  • Commander says Western tanks will give Ukraine battlefield 'advantage'

    01/31/2023 1:42:55 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 60 replies ^ | January 31, 2023 | Tom Soufi Burridge, Oleksiy Pshemyskiy, Bruno Roeber, and Alessandro Pavone
    Eagerly awaiting the arrival of state-of-the-art tanks from Western allies, Ukrainian tank commander Ihor Levchenko told ABC News he's confident that compared to the "rusty and old" contraptions he now operates, the prized armored combat vehicles will give his country "a very significant advantage on the battlefield." Levchenko showed ABC News the Soviet-era-design tanks he and his battalion now use, concealed in a small woodland in eastern Ukraine and within earshot of the constant thud of artillery from the front lines a few miles away. He moved seamlessly and quickly around his T-72 tank, hopping on and off and maneuvering...
  • The West Is Prosecuting Its Crusade Against Russia with Stunning Naïveté

    01/30/2023 4:44:08 PM PST · by Vlad0 · 57 replies
    American Greatness ^ | January 28, 2023 | Nicholas L. Waddy
    American and NATO efforts to assist Ukraine in its conflict with Russia have escalated alarmingly since Putin launched his invasion almost one year ago. We began by doing virtually nothing to help Ukraine, except rhetorically and by way of offering Ukrainian leaders a one-way flight into exile. Since then we have imposed history-making economic and financial sanctions against Russia, and we have progressively taken on the responsibilities of funding, supplying, training, and providing intelligence for the Ukrainian security forces. It is an open question whether the average Ukrainian soldier now serves under Volodymyr Zelenskyy or Joe Biden. ...[snip]... What effect,...
  • On A U.S. Ground Intervention In Ukraine

    01/30/2023 9:43:46 AM PST · by Kazan · 66 replies
    Moon of Alabama ^ | January 30, 2023
    A European financial research company has sent me one of their quarterly research letters. It is a 'contrarian review of political and military ramifications' of the war in Ukraine. It analyzes 'winners and losers' of the war.It is contrarian only in the sense that it counters the false views of 'western' mainstream media with reality. The losers of the war are all on the 'western' side with the only two winners being the owners of the U.S. defense industry and Russia.I was sent the courtesy copy because, as the company writes, the discussions at Moon of Alabama were "immensely helpful"...
  • Pentagon Distances Itself from Minihan Memo Suggesting Possible War with China in 2025

    01/30/2023 8:46:27 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 14 replies
    Air and Space Forces Magazine ^ | 29 January 2023 | Chris Gordon
    Comments by Air Force Gen. Mike Minihan, the head of Air Mobility Command, about a potential war with China in the next few years have generated international headlines and led the Department of Defense to formally distance itself from the remarks. Minihan, who is known for his energetic, passionate style, prepared a memo saying that Airmen under his command at AMC should prepare to be at war with China within two years. “I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me we will fight in 2025.” Minihan wrote in the memo, which circulated on social media and was confirmed as...
  • This Time It’s Different - Neither we nor our allies are prepared to fight all-out war with Russia, regionally or globally (Ukes failing, Washington wants direct war)

    01/29/2023 5:53:38 AM PST · by BusterDog · 139 replies
    Until it decided to confront Moscow with an existential military threat in Ukraine, Washington confined the use of American military power to conflicts that Americans could afford to lose, wars with weak opponents in the developing world from Saigon to Baghdad that did not present an existential threat to U.S. forces or American territory. This time—a proxy war with Russia—is different. Contrary to early Beltway hopes and expectations, Russia neither collapsed internally nor capitulated to the collective West’s demands for regime change in Moscow. Washington underestimated Russia’s societal cohesion, its latent military potential, and its relative immunity to Western economic...
  • Trump: “We are at the brink of World War 3 in Ukraine. And we need a peace deal right now. I would have a peace deal within 24 hours”

    01/28/2023 6:13:36 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 178 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter ^ | January 28, 2023 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec BREAKING: “We are at the brink of World War 3 in Ukraine. And we need a peace deal right now. I would have a peace deal within 24 hours”
  • Talk we must about General Mike Minihan: Our four-star Air Force general predicting that the United States will be at war with China by 2025

    01/28/2023 7:53:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    For those of you who have been watching tensions growing across the Taiwan Strait and becoming nervous about the possibility that we might wind up in a hot war with China, you might take some comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. In fact, a four-star Air Force general is alarmed enough over the situation that he sent out a memo to his troops on the subject. General Mike Minihan predicted that the United States will be at war with China by 2025 and urged his people to practice with their sidearms and “aim for the head.” But this memo...
  • Top US General warns of possible looming war with China

    01/27/2023 9:02:12 PM PST · by Nextrush · 62 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | 1/27/2023 | AFP
    A four-star US Air Force general has warned of a conflict with China as early as 2025--most likely over Taiwan--and urged his commanders to push their units to achieve maximum operational battle readiness this year. In an internal memorandum that first emerged on social media on Friday, and was later confirmed as genuine by the Pentagon, the head of the Air Force Mobility Command, General Mike Minihan, said the main goal should be to deter "and if required, defeat" China. "I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me we will fight in 2025," Minihan said. Laying out his reasoning,...
  • Women At War: Ukraine's Female Soldiers Dream Of Freedom, Fight For Survival

    01/27/2023 5:02:34 AM PST · by JonPreston · 20 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 1/26/23 | Aleksander Palikot
    KYIV -- A pile of boxes filled with body bags welcomed visitors to the headquarters of the Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement, Ukraine's biggest female soldiers' organization, on a recent afternoon.The empty bags were ready to be shipped to Bakhmut, a city in the Donetsk region where deadly fighting has raged for months, said Olena Kharchenko, an employee in charge of the dispatch. "It's what we do almost every day," she added.“We set up our movement to defend the rights of female soldiers and veterans," said Kateryna Priymak, the organization’s deputy head, "but Russia's full-scale invasion forced us to focus on...
  • Denmark calls for mandatory military service for women

    01/27/2023 4:25:35 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 21 replies ^ | 1/26/23 | The Strait Times
    Denmark plans compulsory military conscription for women, as the Nordic country seeks to significantly boost the size of its armed forces. The move can help Denmark meet its requirements under its Nato membership. It would also be “beneficial” for the military if it had more women employed, Danish Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen said in an interview with broadcaster TV2. Currently, women can join on a voluntary basis while men generally are required to serve if they are called on under a lottery system. The new measure has the backing of several women’s organisations and comes as...
  • FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW.

    01/26/2023 2:38:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 93 replies
    Truth Social ^ | Jan 26, 2023, 5:44 AM | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 11h FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do! Jan 26, 2023, 5:44 AM
  • West risks war with Russia over escalating military aid

    01/26/2023 1:15:13 PM PST · by JonPreston · 238 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 1/25/23 | Geoffrey Roberts
    From day one of the war in Ukraine, the most powerful argument against unrestrained western intervention in the conflict has been the danger of catastrophic escalation into an all-out war between Nato and Russia.So far, western governments have shied away from a truly existential confrontation with Russia. But the threat remains that continuing western military aid to Ukraine will provoke Russian countermeasures that could turn Moscow’s proxy war with Nato into a direct military conflict.Western hawks have long argued the danger of escalation is illusory. In an op-ed for the New York Times, former British diplomat Nigel Gould-Davies claimed “Putin...
  • Ike Was Right: The Military-Industrial Complex Has Become a Serious Problem

    01/26/2023 8:22:13 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 25, 2023 | KEVIN DOWNEY JR
    In his last few days as President, Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a televised speech in which he warned the nation about the dangers of .. the “military-industrial complex” (MIC). ... Eisenhower wisely delivered his speech warning the nation about the MIC when he was leaving office .. not wanting to anger the CIA. ... written for Facui. Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the...
  • Study Finds US Would Run Out Of Long-Range Munitions In 1 Week In China Hot War

    01/25/2023 7:59:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 01/25/2023 | Tyler Durden
    A new study released this week by the D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has concluded that America's defense industry is "not adequately prepared" for "a protracted conventional war" with an enemy with a large military like China.The findings were the result of a war games simulation which also relied heavily on observations and statistics being gained from the Ukraine-Russia war, and Washington's ongoing military support role to Kiev.Information from the Ukraine war led CSIS to find that the US would rapidly deplete its munitions, particularly long-range, precision-guided ones - in merely less than a week of a...
  • Now that Ukraine is finally getting the tanks it wants, it's already looking for the next big thing — fighter jets

    01/25/2023 4:33:39 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 208 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/25/2023 | Jake Epstein and John Haltiwanger
    Ukraine is finally getting the Western-made tanks that it wants, but there's still a few big items on its wishlist. Kyiv says the next thing it wants is fighter jets. "We have new tasks ahead: Western-type fighter jets, sanctions, Peace Formula implementation," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said after Germany announced on Wednesday it would send Leopard 2 main battle tanks, a decision that followed weeks of mounting pressure by European countries. Yuriy Sak, an advisor to the Ukrainian defense minister, concurred, telling Reuters that "the next big hurdle will now be the fighter jets." Some others, however, have pointed...
  • German FM Says the Quiet Part: “We Are Fighting a War with Russia”

    01/25/2023 12:37:20 PM PST · by thegagline · 90 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/25/2023 | Richard Abelson
    Coming on the heels of Germany’s announcement to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock has declared “we are fighting a war with Russia” at a meeting of the European Council. “We have to do more also on tanks,” Baerbock said. “But the most important, crucial part is that we do it together, and we do not do the blame game in Europe, because we are fighting a war against Russia, and not against each other.” NATO countries have so far scrupulously avoided insinuating that they are direct participants in the regional border conflict over ethnic...
  • U.S. prepares to send Abrams tanks to Ukraine in major reversal for Biden administration

    01/25/2023 9:08:29 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan. 24, 2023 | By Courtney Kube, Mosheh Gains and Carol E. Lee
    After weeks of discussion, the Biden administration is preparing to send Abrams tanks to Ukraine, according to three senior U.S. officials.......
  • Biden announces U.S. will send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

    01/25/2023 9:33:01 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 227 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 25th, 2023 | Caroline Kenny and Summer Concepcion
    The decision to move forward with providing the tanks marks a reversal for the Biden administration, which had been resisting pressure from Germany to send them to Ukraine. President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that the United States is sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine in its war against Russia. The U.S. will also provide the necessary training and supplies needed to operate and run these tanks, he said. NBC News reported the development Tuesday. The president said sending the tanks will "enhance Ukraine’s capacity to defend its territory and achieve its strategic objectives" because they are "the most capable...